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that list democratic town halls and urge critics to go and be heard. and conservatives, like rush limbaugh, who, democrats say, are whipping activists into a frenzy, comparing president obama's health care plan to nazi policies. >> adolf hitler, like barack obama, also ruled by dictate. >> reporter: unions and liberal supporters of the president say they're now mobilizing, hoping they'll soon outnumber the critics at town halls. the white house hopes by remaining calm in the face of ferocious anger, the tactics of health care critics will backfire. >> we can discuss these issues without being uncivilized. it's the same thing i tell my six-year-old. >> reporter: to give an idea of just how nasty this battle over health care reform has become, capitol hill police say they are now investigating a possible death threat by a constituent against a democratic congressman from north korea. north california. >> chip reid in washington, chip thank you. now to the h1n1 flu virus, and concerns it could be stronger than ever this fall. it has hit the young in this country especially hard. at least 100
limbaugh even back in june said her record on abortion is not clear. what is your objection to her nomination? >> she's been evasive on a number of questions. i met with her privately. i asked her some fairly simple questions about the constitution, the bill of rights. she seems more founded in precedent than in upholding the constitution. and a number of us are very concerned about an activist court that's trying to expand what the constitution intends for the federal government to do. >> do you think that her record has been a record of an activist? >> we have some problems with a number of her decisions, particularly on bill of rights questions such as the second amendment. the decision that she made about the firemen was questionable. a lot of her speeches suggest that she has a different idea of what a justice should do. but she had some confirmation conversions, and she came back to the point of view of a constructionist type of judge. but she has not been consistent in her comments and seems very evasive with me in the individual meeting that i had with her. >> senator jim d
they like, they want to make sure the president failed much like rush limbaugh said earlier this year. i do think there is -- >> you have different views here, i'll point out. mike, i want to bring you in, though. you are at the white house. you see how they're dealing with this every day. have you noticed a change in the president's message, a change in the way the president is going about this because of the reaction that we have seen at the town hall meetings the last couple of weeks? >> erica, there certainly has been. i'm imagining what the woodhouse thanksgiving is going to be like. >> loud, very loud. you're welcome to come. >> the white house recognizes that their initial message, these were extremists at these town meetings who haved been pu up to this would not fly. they're letting out their frustrations about the sweep of the mandate. you can turn people out, put people on the bus, but you can't get people to speak with this kind of passion. so what the white house hopes is that people will use this few weeks, this month to vent. there are 500, if you can believe it, 500 more of
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